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In Ethiopia, as a capital rises, history rots

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | From its hillside overlooking the Ethiopian capital, Berhanu Mengistu’s century-old, gabled family home has seen emperors and governments rise and fall. It has withstood economic stagnation and the rapid population growth that replaced its once-patrician neighbours with a rabble of shacks. But it now …

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THIS WEEK: Makerere’s Nawangwe urges on architecture

THIS WEEK: Makerere’s Nawangwe urges on architecture Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Barnabas Nawangwe, a Ugandan architect and Vice Chancellor of Makerere University has urged government and other relevant players to make good policies regarding architecture in the country to drive meaningful growth in the construction sector. Nawangwe, who …

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Six projects awarded Aga Khan architecture prize

Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  A dome-less mosque designed by a Bangladeshi woman architect and a Beirut institute by the late Zaha Hadid were among six projects awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Sunday. The prestigious prize was awarded at a ceremony in Al-Ain oasis city, in …

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London’s Tower Bridge closes until New Year

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London’s iconic Tower Bridge closed to vehicles for three months on Saturday for its first major maintenance works in nearly half a century. The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London — whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River …

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